The internet went crazy after this ‘motorboat’ happened live on X-Factor
The world’s a pretty bloody PC place these days. For some, that’s a bad thing. For others, not so much. And, if we’re completely honest, while there’s always a place for innocent banter, if we end up with some fair boundaries and safe zones for possibly controversial behaviour, that might not be the worst thing ever. Where those boundaries are is anyone’s guess, but after X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger motorboated a co-host, the internet is starting to ask the question…
So, for your basic context, Scherzinger was guest hosting on the Pommy version of X-Factor and her ‘lewd’ behaviour raised the ire of viewers on a couple of occasions.
First up, she motorboated co-host Louis Walsh – who you may remember as the old git who sexually assaulted Mel B on The X-Factor.
She then made a bunch of comments that, apparently, reduced men to objects. The bloody nerve!
So, yeah, while some people are having a bloody whinge that Scherzinger crammed her tits into his face, and screaming that ‘it would be career-ending if a bloke did that’, it actually wasn’t. Walsh is still there and he’s done just as bad – if not worse.
Still, that doesn’t necessarily excuse Scherzinger’s behaviour. In the wrong context – and a family television show might just represent that – it is a bit over-the-top. After all, not everyone wants to have to explain to their tin lids why the act is called a motorboat. It gets really f**ken awkward when you have to call Mum over and make the noise in front of junior.
Anyway, it occurred during an episode of Celebrity X-Factor. Basically, Glee actor Kevin McCale had just performed his glorified karaoke when Scherzinger said, “Kevin McCale, what just happened? I feel love!” And then she grabbed Walsh and went the motorboat.
People were instantly online, typing their disgust into Twitter. What we find interesting about this is that people are more concerned with scoring points as to whether or not a bloke could do something similar than they are with complaining about the act itself.
It’s a funny old world, isn’t it?
Final thought: So, we really wanna pick your brains on this one. What’s appropriate and what’s not? We’re not really keen on using the old ‘he probably loved it’ line as a defence, because that’s a whole new can of worms, but considering it’s probably staged as f**k, you’ve gotta ask whether it was ‘unwanted’ contact or not. What are your thoughts?
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Video Link: X-Factor UK